Archive for the 'Dr. John' Category

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Dr. John, née Mac Rebennack, released his 29th record last month, Locked Down. Produced by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, the set is a distinct return to the doctor’s hoodoo alter-ego, the Night Tripper – his go-to persona between 1968-1971. Swampy, muggy and psychedelic, this week’s twenty track Spotify selection focuses solely on this side […]

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

In terms of sheer personality the above performance has it in spades (and then some). I happened upon this vintage clip a couple of days ago and have since shared it with just about every Dr. John freak I could think of. This, his pairing with Etta James on “I’d Rather Go Blind,” is beyond […]

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Consider this is the first New Orleans related post leading up to Mardi Gras (as part of our annual month-long Fat Tuesday lead up series). This album is one of my favorites in the Dr. John oeuvre. Laissez les bons temps rouler. I have but one ritual when I visit the Amoeba music, on Sunset […]

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

[ I ran out of time last month to get through all the New Orleans posts I wanted to do prior to Fat Tuesday, so here is one that was all lined up in the trick bag. ] Released in 1971, Sun Moon & Herbs walks that thin line between the backwoods, psychedelic, voodoo blues […]